Planning a trip to The Philippines and searching for an incredible Cebu Airbnb? Well, look no further because I’ve put together the ultimate guide for the best Airbnbs in Cebu for the ultimate vacation experience!

The Philippines is a country situated in the western Pacific Ocean with 7,641 natural and beautiful islands. The country is geographically divided into three main islands: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. When visiting the Philippines, you can’t not visit Visayas and say the famous lines “I shall return!” 

Cebu City is the capital of Visayas with 150 smaller surrounding islands and islets. The cosmopolitan city is full of energy and rich traditions. There is so much to do and experience in Cebu City – you can learn the history and its 16th-century Spanish colonial past, enjoy the nightlife with its famous bar and club scenes, or see the whole of the city on top of the observation deck in Mt. Busay. 

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Panorama of Cebu city. Cebu is the Philippines second most significant metropolitan centre and main domestic shipping port.


The people are friendly and hospitable, the food experience is a delight, transportation is fairly easy, the pristine beaches and the tourist spots are a favorite destination not just for foreign visitors but also for the locals. Planning your Cebu itinerary? I have a list and guide of Airbnb’s in Cebu City that offers awesome accommodations where you can stay and relax between all the city and island adventures!


Quick Breakdown of the Best Airbnbs in Cebu

In a hurry? Well, trust me to choose the best Cebu AirBNB for your own unique travel needs! My “Quick 5” Cebu AirBNB recommendations are tailored to a range of styles and budgets. Is it value for money or luxury you’re looking for? A cozy couples escape to the ? A group-friendly beachfront oasis? Or just the best of the best Manila AirBNB? 

I’ve also added tons of fun, helpful, and inspiring travel videos for your upcoming trip to Cebu & The Philippines! Cebu is a city that has lots to do offer its visitors, and as a country, the Philippines is truly one of the most beautifully jaw-dropping places you’ll ever visit! As well, read my article, The 20 Best Cultural and Music Festivals in the Philippines to see if your trip happens to be during one of the country’s best events, and also read my One Month in the Philippines Itinerary for all your trip planning needs! 

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1) Villa 15meter Crystal Clear Pool + SUV + Breakfast

The Best Overall AirBNB in Cebu, Philippines

Location: Consolacion

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/28006888

Price: P15,750/night

My pick for the Best Overall Airbnb in Cebu would be this villa. You ask why? It is located in the city area, in a secured subdivision – in a mountain view area. The hosts provide you with extraordinary services: 1. You will have your own SUV with a driver to drive you around the city 2. You have your own helper to do the laundry and prepare your breakfast while staying at this villa 3. Enjoy a 15-meter crystal clear pool with your family. It’s just the best! 

Guest Review: If you’re looking for an amazing place to stay, here is the place to book. William and his staff were great. Edgar is a great driver and was amazing taking us where we needed to go. Luz cooked really great food. Overall the best place I stayed so far and I’m looking forward to staying here again!!! – Jordan

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2) BEAUTIFUL MODERN GUEST HOUSE

The Best Luxury Cebu, Philippines AirBNB 

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2165373

Price: P2,127/night

This property has received the “Exemplary Sea Host Award” in 2015 from Airbnb, I guess you could say they are the best hosts in Cebu! Guests only have admiration for how the hosts welcome and make everyone feel at home while staying at the place. This modern guest house has a clean and luxurious place with a kitchen just 20 feet outside the room and a patio where guests can wine out and stargaze on a clear night. It is located in a safe and gated neighborhood just 20 minutes away from the center of the city. This is definitely a place to check out when visiting Cebu!

Guest Review: Ns and his wife did not treat as a guest, they treated me like family. Little wonder they are rated as a super host. I can not give my stay a high enough rating. Simply the best. Period. Thanks, Ns. – Lawrence

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3) NEW Cozy Suite in Central Cebu | Horizons 101

The Best Cheap Cebu AirBNB 

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/37790768

Price: P 998/night

Traveling Cebu on a budget? No problem! After a long day of touring the city, you can end the night in this cozy suite in Horizons 101. Also, it has a beautiful city view and sea view! This fully furnished unit is stylish and clean with cable tv, internet connection, hot and cold shower for a very affordable price! Guests also have full access to the building’s swimming pool and children’s play area. I would definitely recommend booking your stay here. 

Guest Review: Kristia’s unit is immaculately clean and the amenities are definitely taken cared of. Booking, checking in and out were fuss-free! The location is in between important places during my visit – CHONG HUA HOSPITAL, AYALA MALL & SM CEBU MALL. At the entrance, it’s easy to grab a coffee, breakfast lunch or dinner or midnight snack at FIGARO CAFE – it’s very convenient! If you’re looking for a great place that is of value, just book her place and you will not regret it. We have found the perfect place to call our second home in Cebu! :) Cheers and thank u! – Roxanne Joy

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Cheap Airbnb Cebu, Philippines 2020


4) New 4BR Lux Townhome in ❤ of Cebu w/ Theater +Wifi

The Best Cebu AirBNB For Groups 

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/16135057

Price: P5,773/night

If you’re traveling with your family or friends, I recommend that you stay at this place! For its price of P5,000+ per night, you’ll have the entire townhouse to yourself. This 4-bedroom lux townhome can accommodate up to 16 guests or more. The home’s features will make you want to just stay and chill on the home theater, bar, or the jacuzzi! This is so much more than staying at a 5-star hotel! 

Guest Review: This place didn’t fail! All its corners deserved our “ooohs” and “aaaahs”! Very convenient for every family on our get together because each room had its own bathroom! We loved the master bedroom situated at the top of the house! I think it can accommodate 20 people! Very stylish, very posh! If we decided to build a house any time soon, definitely will be thinking of this house as inspo! Rodney was responsive and check-in was uncomplicated! The place was definitely a plus, it is at the center of the City! Thanks, Rodney! – Reina

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5) 5-Star Experience at the Heart of Cebu

The Best Unique AirBNB in Cebu

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/29327187

Price: P1,999/night

Enjoy the city view in this Zen-inspired, modern minimalist Airbnb located on the 18th floor of the premium Avenir Condominium. It is a great location near the business district of Cebu City, malls, casinos, and restaurants with easy access to transportation for when you want to explore the city. You can watch the night lights on the 360-degree rooftop deck of the building or see the sunrise from your room’s panoramic view. The amenities in this Airbnb are carefully chosen for the guests’ convenience. This is truly a 5-star experience while staying in Cebu!

Guest Review: We had an amazing experience in Cebu city and staying at Airbnb made it even more unique. There were thoughtful notes and amenities placed around the room. The view was awesome and the location is central and close to several malls. It was really a 5-star experience! – Lorymie

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Unique Airbnbs in Cebu City


6) Modern 2BR Unit with a Panoramic Ocean & City View

Location: Mactan City, Cebu 

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31250211

Price: P3,500/night

This 63 sqm 2-bedroom modern condominium is just minutes away from Cebu’s famous beach resorts. This is a great place to stay if you want to escape from the city! The unit has a modern design with clean white walls and navy blue accent furnishes,  a fully fitted kitchen where you can cook and dine, and has private balconies where you can see the ocean and city view. Guests will be able to access pool amenities, gym, and sauna free of charge. 

Guest Review: This place deserves all 5 ***** for its abundance in providing comfortable accommodations. The communication is great from Rally & Ram. The views throughout the windows of this place are spectacular! The facilities exceeded my expectations. I will definitely book another stay here on my next Philippine visit. Just a heads up and to be informed, it is tough to get Grab transportation FROM this location, but a taxi is about the same price.- Samuel

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7) The French Villa Busay: Lux, Serene View, Pool

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/31936698

Price: P14,900/night

If you’re looking for a place to stay not too far away from the city but feel quiet and secluded – this is the place to be! The French Villa Busay 4-storey space that can accommodate 15 guests. The Villa is decorated with precious & exotic local raw materials. Enjoy the mountain view while swimming in the infinity designed lap pool, do a bbq party at the lounge area, or chill at the living area while drinking the complimentary drinks provided by the host. This is perfect for families, friends or team retreats

Guest Review: The place was not too far from the city (only 5-10mins from Lahug), but the view was amazing still!! The entire place was sparkling clean, the small details were very well-thought-of, it felt like we were in France for a bit! I also loved reading some of the books. And how the furniture is so unique and well-designed!! The rooms were very spacious, even the bathrooms!! Love love the interior design of the whole place!! The kitchen provided more than what we needed, which is awesome! The pool was very relaxing and so peaceful!! Thank you Teza and to your caretakers for being so flexible with everything that we needed, and for being so welcoming! I will definitely book this place again and recommend it to my friends and family. Merci beaucoup!!! ❤️ – Charity Gil

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8) Cozy Solo/Twin Room + Biz Fiber Internet! (Room D)

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/33051661

Price: P 860/night

Another budget-friendly Airbnb in my list is this private room on the 2nd floor of Abaseria Deli & Cafe. The room has a touch of vintage furniture and has its own private bathroom with hot shower, air-condition, satellite TV, and internet connection. It is located in a semi-commercial neighborhood – quiet, safe, and accessible to the major malls in the city and the business area – I.T. Park. I love how this Airbnb has access to almost anything! There’s a convenient store right across the property, restaurants, laundromats, and ATM machines. 

Guest Review: Had a lovely stay at Bang’s place! It was exceptionally clean and I felt at home and relaxed there during my short stay. The people there are awesome and really friendly as well. The location is easy to find and the restaurant next to it has delicious food! Thank you for having me – Sarah

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9) Cozy Condo + Scenic View + Prime location in Cebu

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/37218713

Price: P 990/night

A cozy Airbnb with a scenic view in a prime location of the city for a very affordable price? This is one of the best places to book! Cindy’s place is conveniently located near local spots and attractions like Basilica De Sto. Nino and Magellan’s Cross, some of the best-known bar scenes in Mango Square, and the South bus terminal when you want to commute outside the city. The space is designed and furnished to provide guests with a comfortable stay. It is rated 5-stars by recent guests who stayed at this place. 

Guest Review: A very cozy, comfortable space, nicely decorated and great to have a tv with Netflix. Cindy is quick to get back to you and communication is very efficient. She even let me check out a bit later and sorted my transport. I would stay again for sure. – Katie

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Fort San Pedro - Best Airbnb Cebu City


10) Fianna: Elegant Home for Business & Leisure

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/39034849

Price: P 1,350/night

Located in a green and eco-friendly condominium complex with a swimming pool, a daycare room, gym, and a game room, this Airbnb is a great place to stay at the heart of the city. This elegant, stylish & white pad is fully furnished and is accessible – just a few blocks away to the malls and restaurants. Traveling for business and need a reliable internet speed? This Airbnb boasts of its 100 Mbps internet connection! 

Guest Review: A wonderful place, clear 5 stars! – Marcus

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11) La Maison de Dulce: Creative Space to Loosen Up

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/39011939

Price: P 1,500/night

Rated 5 stars by guests is La Maison de Dulce – a chic and stylish fully furnished studio located at the heart of Cebu City’s business park. It is just a few blocks away from malls, restaurants, and hospitals. And the best part of staying in this Airbnb? Apart from it being super affordable, guests can also enjoy the swimming pool with waterfalls, a daycare room, a gym, and a game room! 

Guest Review: The listing is amazing from amenities to the great view and Mr. Chim is also very responsive and friendly. Location is also good and the internet is also very fast and reliable. 5 stars are not enough to rate his place. – Osaimi

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Pagoda and dragon sculpture of the Taoist Temple in Cebu, Philippines.

Pagoda and dragon sculpture of the Taoist Temple in Cebu, Philippines.


12) A Sweet & Cozy Home near Ayala Mall Center Cebu

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/35568773

Price: P 1,688/night

Feel at home in this “sweet and cozy home” in the central area of Cebu City. Experience living like a local with the host’s recommended activities. The unit is fully furnished with a queen-size bed, kitchenette, wifi. If you want to enjoy the city view, you can relax in the sky lounge and garden, or enjoy an afternoon dip at the infinity swimming pool. 

Guest Review: Very nice apartment with a great view and we liked the pool on the rooftop. – Pierre

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13) Patio Blanco (Breakfast for 2 | Netflix | WiFi)

Location: Mactan City, Cebu 

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/23963471

Price: P2,300/night

Patio Blanco is located in a nice gated community of One Oasis, slightly off-grid but close to everything. It is a 2-bedroom condominium decorated with modern furniture and amenities that provides comfort during your stay. It’s close to the city center where you can do the famous Pungko-pungko food trip or try one of the famous Lechon houses in Cebu. It has a nice view of the swimming pool, basketball court, and the clubhouse. Definitely worth your money!

Guest Review: This is one of the best bnbs I stayed at on a budget. Mika was very helpful and attentive to all our needs, and always happy to help. The space is very clean with a lot of amenities to fit your needs. We really liked the view from the balcony and found the whole room very cozy. I would highly recommend this space to anyone looking for a place to stay in Cebu! – Alex

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14) Cozy Modern Studio in the Heart of Cebu City +Wifi

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22032592

Price: P 1,367/night

This 24sqm unit in Uptown is a place to check when you are traveling Cebu City since it is close to everything – supermarkets, pharmacies, shopping centers, convenience stores, and restaurants. Everything you need is just across the street! 

The room is modern with a touch of blacks, grey, and neutral colors giving it a luxurious and relaxing vibe. Touring the city is very easy since there are available V-hire for tours, just ask the front desk for contacts! 

Guest Review: Good central location to access all major attractions near Cebu! – Zhiyin

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15) Jun’s Twin Bed (Pool Side View) City Center CEBU

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27949434

Price: P 1,800/night

Jun’s Twin Bed has a stylish hotel interior with modern and smart amenities: IKEA bedding, blackout curtains, wireless lamp tone, automatic toilet bidet system, and switch LED locators! This is a great home for a great price! Good value for your money. Thinking of things to do near the home? Do the Sky Experience Adventure, visit the Cebu Provincial Museum, Magellan’s Cross and other landmarks. 

Guest Review: We enjoyed our stay at Jun’s place which was very clean and comfortable. The air con worked very well and was needed! Basically, it is a private studio apartment in a new apartment building with lots of other flats rented out to tourists. Good location close to the center of Cebu. We were met in person by Rina who helps Jun to run and manage the property. She was lovely and very helpful in giving us travel advice and tips for local food. Would recommend. – Steven

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16) Luxe Condo Across Ayala w/High-Speed Wifi+Netflix

Location: Cebu City

Airbnb Plus: No

Superhost: Yes

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/33409766

Price: P 2,200/night

This luxurious 30 square meter condominium unit is conveniently located inside Cebu Business Park – one of the safest and upscale neighborhoods in Cebu City. 

The fully furnished unit has 50” Smart UHD TV with ready Netflix, High-speed Internet, and WIFI, a kitchenette where guests can cook, and a queen-sized bed to provide comfort to guests. Ayala Mall is literally 2 minutes away from the condo! 

Guest Review: I stay in Airbnb condos and hotels approximately 200 nights a year including 3 months in the Philippines so far this year. Ann and Carolyn’s condo is as nice as any I have seen here. The location is perfect, literally directly across the street from Ayala. Additionally, the unit is impeccably clean and they provide 4 bath towels, an assortment of toiletry items and shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in the shower. The check-in process is as quick as a 5-star hotel and their communication is prompt, thoughtful and professional. I look forward to staying with them on future visits to Cebu. – Jim

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Cebu Day Trips & Tours to Consider Booking

There is a lot to be seen and done in Cebu – from historic sites where Spanish settlers first landed to incredible underwater marine parks teeming with tropical sea life, you won’t be able to get enough of this city. Here are some activities that you can do while staying in Cebu City…


Discover the beauty & history of Cebu

“You will experience how to be a local here in the Philippines. This tour involves lots of walking and riding public utility vehicles.  I will take you to the historical places and at the same time experience the buzzing city of Cebu.”

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/632915

Price: P 3,000/person

Duration: 5 hours

Guest Review: Great experience to get to know Cebu. You will have the chance to visit all the main attractions in Cebu in one day while you learn about the history of the island. – Angel

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Busay Cebu Tour + Pungko2 Food Trip

“In this activity, guests will be taken to some places that are minutes away from the hassle of the city. Appreciating nature, eating local snacks, enjoying the view and just having fresh air!”

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/722056

Price: P 2,000/person

Duration: 4 hours

Guest Review: If I could give more then 5 stars I would. I spent a lovely Sunday afternoon with Charity and her very good and careful driver. Although it’s a long drive from Cebu City to the mountains I really enjoyed it. Visited a garden with a lot of flowers, a mausoleum and a place on top of the mountain with a spectacular view of Cebu and even a few islands further away. We ended it with eating a roasted pig in Cebu City, a place you would not find easy as a tourist. Instead of ended the trip there, they brought me back to my apartment. – Rene

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Drink and Dine the Cebuano way

“Cebu is known for great food at a very affordable price, I will be taking you to Instagrammable places in the city, I will let you try Filipino delicacies and find a good restaurant to fill our tummies and we will share our stories and experiences over beer and have a good taste of the Cebuano beer match finger foods.”

https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/899811

Price: P 2,100/person

Duration: 2 hours

Guest ReviewGreat Experience! Great to meet up with a local and chat like friends over food and beer. Ate great BBQ foods in a cool weekend market. The experience was outside and relaxing in a safe part of Cebu. – Danny

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The Best Things to do Near Cebu

Want to explore and experience activities outside Cebu? There’s so much to do and see outside Cebu City, like whale watching in Oslob, canyoneering in Kawasan, scuba diving and snorkeling in Moalboal. These three tours are my personal favorites to do outside Cebu City.  


KAWASAN FALLS CANYONEERING

“Enjoy a combination of Badian’s most famous attractions on a guided tour. Scramble, climb, jump, rappel and swim through the rugged but scenic cliffs of Badian. Make a splash as you brave through jumping off towering cliffs as high as 30 feet!”

https://www.klook.com/activity/3874-canyoning-kawasan-falls-adventure-cebu/

Price: P 2,250/person

Guest Review: We traveled last January 2019 as a couple and we really had a great time! It was awesome. I didn’t expect we were gonna jump off several falls and the last 2 falls were not a joke, my knees were trembling but the view was spectacular and it was really amazing. A paradise worth going through! Kudos! – Emilyn

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SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS

“Combine three of the most popular activities—whale shark watching and visits to Tumalog and Kawasan falls—in a single tour from Cebu.”

Price: P 7,150/person

Duration: 8 hours

https://www.viator.com/tours/Cebu/Oslob-Whale-Shark-Watching-Kawasan-Falls-and-Tumalog-Falls/

Guest Review: I had a lovely day with this tour guide. He was prompt for pick up and was so calm when his tire went flat and had us back on the road quickly. He did a great job of setting me up with Jay, my canyoneering guide at Kawasan Falls. He was also so flexible about making stops during the long drives. – Mel A

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Oslob - Airbnbs in Cebu


SWIM WITH THE RESIDENT TURTLES

“Spend a day in Moalboal’s Pescador Island, Cebu’s world-class dive site with protected corals and marine life. Enjoy snorkeling and feeding fishes at the vibrant shores of Pescador Island’s marine sanctuary. Swim alongside Cebu’s famed sardine run, where a school of countless sardines glides within your reach”

Price: P 1,850/person

Duration: 8 hours

https://www.klook.com/activity/11286-pescador-island-snorkeling-join-in-tour-cebu/

Guest Review: Pescador island was a great snorkeling site and the swimming with the sardines and sea turtle was an amazing experience. It was a better snorkeling experience compared to other snorkeling sites that I visited in Cebu. – Juyeon

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Am I Missing Any Awesome Airbnb Cebu Properties?

There really are an incredible variety of Airbnb rentals in Manila, and it was pretty difficult to make this shortlist of the Top 17! So if you’ve visited Manila recently and stayed at an Airbnb that you think should be included on my list, please let me know!

Or are you a Manila Airbnb host and would like to see your property featured here? Send me your link, and I’d love to talk a look at all your photos/ reviews!


Planning a trip to the Philippines & Southeast Asia? 

So I’ve spent several years of my life in this stunning region of the world, and my travel blog is filled with helpful articles, itineraries, and destination guides! Check out a couple of my favorite posts below, and let me know what you think! And always feel free to shoot me an email if you ever have any questions!  I’m always happy to help people plan their travels in the Philippines!

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Final Thoughts on Airbnbs in Cebu

Which once was a city traveler bypassed on the way to other more popular South-East Asian destinations and islands, the Philippines capital of Manila has seen a complete image refresh and is now a city hotspot in its own right! 

So book yourself one of the incredible Airbnbs, and start planning your own trip to experience everything this city has to offer!


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